The Daily Populous

Thursday June 30th, 2022 morning edition

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R Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using his fame to sexually abuse young fans - after coming face to face with some of his victims as they confronted him in court.

Kelly promised to mentor them and help them in the music industry, but went on to subject them to degrading and systemic abuse.

Warning: This article contains some graphic content and details of sexual abuse.

Kelly is among the most prominent people convicted of sexual misconduct following the rise of the #MeToo movement.

He is also facing a second trial in Chicago in August that could see additional convictions and prison time.

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"R Kelly is a predator and as a result of our prosecution, he will serve a significant jail sentence for his crimes," he said in a statement. »

Hipkins: 'No information' that newly-designated terror groups are in NZ

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The Government has quietly designated two United States far-right organisations, the Proud Boys and The Base, as terrorist organisations.

The Base, a white supremacist, neo-Nazi group, was designated a terrorist organisation for its planned violence to begin a “race war” in the United States.

The “statement of case” regarding the designation of The Base detailed the organisation’s plans to commit terrorist violence. »

Couple bought home in Seattle, then learned Comcast Internet would cost $27,000

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Cohn spent many months trying to get answers from Comcast on how he and Zenobi could get Internet service.

Eventually, he contacted his City Councillor's office, which was able to get a real response from Comcast.

Comcast ultimately said it would require installing 181 feet of underground cable to connect the house and that the couple would have to pay Comcast over $27,000 to make that happen. »

McConnell: Blocking Obama's SCOTUS pick led to overturning Roe v. Wade

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that his decision to block former President Obama's Supreme Court pick to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016 led to the Roe v. Wade getting overturned.

What he's saying: "It’s the single-most consequential decision I’ve made in my public career," McConnell said in Kentucky on Wednesday, per Bloomberg.

All of the justices appointed by Trump — Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — joined the court's opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, in overturning Roe. »

Sony targets PC gamers with new hardware brand, Inzone

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Sony Electronics is launching a gaming gear brand called Inzone, aimed at PC gamers.

The Japanese conglomerate hopes that PC gamers — particularly first-person shooter players — will give Inzone a chance, and not associate Sony primarily with consoles.

Inzone hardware builds on Sony’s current offerings for TVs, monitors and noise-cancelling ear buds, tailoring that technology to appeal to gamers. »